Ramadan recipes: 3 delicious desserts from Siham Merzak, former nominee for Best Pastry Chef

Iftar, which symbolizes sharing and coexistence, is a special family moment in Ramadan. To take full advantage of it, here are three sweet recipes signed by Siham Merzak, the young pharmacy student and talented pastry chef revealed on Le Meilleur Pâtissier.

A traditional festival of the Islamic religion, It is one of the five pillars of Islam. Ramadan started on the 2nd of April lasts and lasts for 30 days; Eid al-Fitr (The Feast of the End of Fasting) is set for Monday, May 2, 2022. The lunar calendar changes every year. during this Meditation periodMuslims Fasting during the dayFrom dawn to sunset. It’s only when night falls thatThey meet for a meal. Preparation opportunity Delicious sweets Siham MurzuqTo enjoy with family or friends.

1. Strange recipe: a delicious Moroccan dessert with hazelnuts and almonds


  • 110 gm soft butter
  • 1 egg yolk
  • pinch of salt
  • 50 gm powdered sugar
  • 60 grams of hazelnut powder
  • 20 gm ground almonds
  • 150 grams of flour
  • Few almonds for garnish


  1. mix up Butter soft for a few minutes, In a food processor or electric mixer, add the powdered sugar and a pinch of salt.
  2. Add yolk And mix.
  3. Pour the almond and hazelnut powder And mix again.
  4. We add flour little by little.
  5. forming balls, Flatten it a little, and put the almonds in the middle.
  6. Bake at 180 degrees for 15 to 20 minutes.

2. Eid cake recipe: Coconut and apricot mini sweets


  • 2 eggs
  • 200 ml neutral oil
  • 175 grams of sugar
  • 1 sachet of vanilla sugar
  • 1 sachet of baking powder
  • pinch of salt
  • 400 grams of flour
  • 250 gm of apricot jam
  • 4 tablespoons blossom water
  • 300g to 400gm shredded coconut


  1. Mix eggs with SugarAnd vanilla sugar and a pinch of salt. add oil And mix well.
  2. mix up Farineh And baking powder It is gradually added to the mixture.
  3. small balls shape 3 cm in diameter (it will swell when cooked).
  4. Bake at 180 degrees for 15 to 20 minutes.
  5. Heat the jam and blossom water.
  6. Dip the cooked dumplings in the mixture Orange blossom/apricot then in grated coconut.

3. Chebakia recipe: oriental pie with honey and sesame


  • 1 kilo of flour
  • 140g mixed whole almonds
  • 140gm toasted mixed sesame seeds
  • 1 teaspoon ground anise
  • 1 tablespoon of cinnamon
  • saffron
  • 1 teaspoon gum arabic (optional)
  • 1 half bag of baking powder
  • pinch of salt
  • 100gm melted butter
  • 150 grams vegetable oil
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 3 cans of vinegar
  • 250 ml of blossom water
  • 100 ml lukewarm water
  • 1 liter of oil for frying
  • 1 kilo of honey
  • Sesame seeds


  1. Dilute the saffron in the blossom water.
  2. Mix all dry ingredients.
  3. Add oil, melted butter and vinegar.
  4. Mix, then add the egg yolk We pick up the dough by gradually adding rose water with lukewarm water.
  5. knead the dough until thick and soft and then divide into about 6-8 balls.
  6. Roll out all the meatballs About 1 cm thick and fold it into 4 (to get a rectangle). Flatten it with your hands, then store it in a freezer bag. Do the same for all the dumplings.
  7. Then rotate each rectangle using a rolling pin Its thickness reaches about 1 mm.
  8. draw rectangles (about 7 cm x 4 cm), using a pastry wheel, draw lines in each rectangle spaced about 5-7 mm.
  9. Fold the rectangles: Run your finger between each slat, solder both ends of the rectangle, then pass this solder through the middle of all slats.
  10. Cook the chebakia in hot oila few minutes on both sides until golden brown, then dip directly into a saucepan of warm honey.
  11. Let the pastry absorb the honey Then drain it and put it in a colander.
  12. Add sesame seeds.

Very tasty recipe Requires A little work and elbow greaseAs Arham points out: “At the end of the day, it’s almost normal to have tendinitis in the shoulders.”

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